A person should look into an assisted living facility when they need more help with activities of daily living than what their friends or family can provide. As we age, we do rely on the help of others for certain things, but most of the time this does not warrant moving into a senior care facility. When the help you seek is medical related, it may be a reason for looking into an assisted living home. Also, the help you need may be more personal, and you may not feel comfortable with asking someone to do it for you. That being said, your need for assisted living does not have to be a strictly medical decision.
Many individuals look into assisted living to handle the social aspect of their life. Being active and interacting with others is an important part of aging that can be overlooked. Even though you may be physically able, sometimes lack of social interaction and activity can lead to mental and emotional issues that can eventually negatively affect a person’s physical well-being. This can be another reason to seek assisted living. These facilities provide an environment where you can interact with others and stay busy. Most places will facilitate social events and other activities that keep a person engaged socially and provide a wide array of activities to keep them active. So, while many seek assisted living to help with medical and physical ailments, it can also be a place that can help prevent certain issues from occurring.